Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign (with Buffalo Plaid Stencil)

As soon as the warmer weather arrives, I’m all about my outdoor space. So I’m thrilled to share this Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign with you! I added my favorite buffalo plaid and now it graces my garden and I couldn’t love it more!

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One of the things I love about thrift store shopping is that you never know what you will find. Lately, I’ve been having good luck on Facebook Marketplace. That is where I found this beauty!

The moment I spotted this headboard, with stunning detail, I had one of those lightbulb moments. Don’t you love when that happens? I’ve been wanting a statement piece for my garden and knew this headboard would be perfect!

Of course, I had to give it my own personal touch and that is where the buffalo plaid comes in. If you love buffalo plaid as much as I do, check out this post on buffalo check decor trends.

Once the buffalo plaid was added, a pretty fresh cut flowers sign was attached to really complete that garden look I was going for. So, let me show you this super simple DIY tutorial.

Be sure to keep an eye out for a headboard on your next shopping trip, or check out Marketplace!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED for a DIY Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign

repurposed headboard with buffalo plaid stencil taped to it

Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign

Start by wiping down the headboard with Liquid TSP Cleaner with an old rag. This is the first thing I do with any piece of furniture that I’m updating. Give the headboard 2-3 coats of chalk paint. Let the paint dry completely.

If you’ve visited here before, you know I love to use chalk paint. I even have a DIY chalk paint recipe with video if you want to try your own. It’s a great way to keep costs down, and it works great!

Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign (with Buffalo Plaid Stencil transfered to it

Now it’s time to stencil the headboard. Tape the buffalo plaid stencil to the headboard with painter’s tape. Start painting, with a stencil brush and white chalk paint, at one end of the headboard and work your way over to the opposite end.

The way to make sure the stencil lines up is to place the stencil over the last completed row and continue painting until the headboard is covered.


Once the headboard is painted with the stencil, slowly remove the painter’s tape. Let the paint dry completely. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process if you like.

painted buffalo check on repurposed headboard

close up of Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign with Buffalo Plaid Stencil

add the garden sign

Now all that’s left is to attach the pretty fresh flower sign to the repurposed headboard. I found this sign at Hobby Lobby. It was the perfect piece to add to this beauty. Check out my tips for 7 easy ways to save at Hobby Lobby.


To attach the sign just secure it to the center of the headboard with a couple of wood screws and the picture hangers that are already on the fresh flower sign. Easy peasy!

hardware on back of Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign

So what do you think? Isn’t this such a beautiful piece to add to your garden? You can totally make this your own by using a bright and bold color if you want, or going with a different stencil. The possibilities are endless.

Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign with fresh cut flowers sign

Just look at how pretty it is surrounded by flowers. This area will fill in even more by the end of summer. I’ll try to add an updated photo so you can see it in all it’s glory.

Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign shown outside with flowers
Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign with flowers
Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign DIY



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Repurposed Headboard Garden Sign

Make a beautiful DIY garden sign using a repurposed headboard and a pretty buffalo plaid stencil.
Keyword: buffalo check, garden sign, outdoors, repurposed


  • paint brush
  • Stencil Brush


  • DecoArt Color Chalk Finish Paint
  • Buffalo Plaid Stencil
  • Liquid TSP Cleaner
  • Painter's Tape
  • Headboard


  • Give the headboard a good cleaning with TSP using an old rag.
  • Paint the entire piece with 2-3 coats of chalk paint in the color of your choice. Let dry.
  • Paint the buffalo plaid stencil using white chalk paint and a stencil brush. Let dry.
  • Attach the fresh flowers garden sign with wood screws using the attached picture hangers.
  • Place in your garden and enjoy!


  1. I am so thankful for all of your diy’s and your blogs and everything you do. I love to craft, but I am not talented with ideas, I always say I am a good copier. So I look at your ideas, and suggestions and I copy them. Thank you so much for helping folks like myself. The Lord has blessed you with much and you share with others!! Thank you

    1. southerncrush says:

      awe! thank you! you’re more talented than you think!

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